Fae Friday

Fae Friday – Thanks

Fae Friday is an awesome new weekly post created by Kristy at Caffeinated Fae. I’m super excited to participate in this (and to have been an avid supporter of it from the beginning)! A topic is provided each week, and Kristy is so welcoming to ideas from others. If you have any ideas for topics, reach out to her through her blog or on Twitter (@caffeinatedfae).

Here’s the rules:

  • Link back to this page on Caffeinated Fae.
  • If the prompt idea comes from another blog, link to that blog as well.
  • Use #FaeFriday when posting to social media so we can all find each other!
  • Participate when you can and have fun with the prompt!

Did you know that faeries have excellent manners but hate being thanked? That is why the prompt this week is: Do you read the acknowledgment section in the books you’re reading and why?

I used to skip over acknowledgements, but I’ve really started paying attention to them in the last couple of years. Why? A couple of reasons, actually.

  • I feel like I haven’t really finished the book if I haven’t read all the pages. Yeah, it’s just something I do.
  • I also think it’s just the respectful thing to do, especially since writing a book is such a big deal. It’s the least I could do after reading an entire book.

And it’s a good thing that I do read the acknowledgements, because that’s how I discovered that an author included MY NAME in the acknowledgements of a book! I was so surprised that I nearly fell out of my chair, and then I proceeded to tell all of my family members and friends about it. In case you’re wondering which book it was, it’s this amazing gem:

If you haven’t read it, you totally should, by the way. It’s a great book, especially for a debut author!

What about you – do you read the acknowledgements and why or why not?

6 replies »

  1. That’s awesome!!! And an excellent prompt! The Thanks taboo is a neat feature of faerie lore. I do read the Acknowledgments when I love a book so much that I don’t want to stop reading it. Some of them even include fun insights into the author’s process, like when Seanan McGuire lists the music she listened to while writing or when Jean Auel admits that she took liberties with certain historical facts for the sake of the story.

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